Legislature sets flexible timetable for upcoming session due to COVID-19

VOV.VN - The National Assembly is to convene its 9th plenary session in Hanoi next month, with approximately half of the set time frame to be held online due to the novel coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19).

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A paroramic view of a plenary session of the National Assembly
The online meeting will last between 5-7 days to examine a number of bills and important issues, including the European Union – Vietnam free trade agreement (FTA) and solutions for easing the impact of the novel coronavirus epidemic, according to National Assembly general secretary Nguyen Hanh Phuc.

Except for lawmakers in other localities, those living and working in Hanoi will be present at the National Assembly building for the online meeting, Phuc said.

The legislative body will hold the plenary session at its headquarters as soon as the epidemic is brought under control. Lawmakers will focus on approving key bills and resolutions as normal.

Phuc said the 9th session is scheduled to open between May 20-25 and last between 12-17 days, shorter than previous sessions.


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